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WILL POWER EARNS 50TH INDYCAR POLE AT GATEWAY

Will Power celebrates 50th pole position - Photo: LAT

Will Power celebrates 50th pole position – Photo: LAT

Will Power has notched up his 50th Indycar career pole position at ahead of this weekends race at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Power will lead an all Team Penske top four to start the tomorrow race after averaging 189.642mph (305.199kph), breaking the track record in the process, as the last driver to take to the track during qualifying.

The milestone pole position now moves the Australian to equal his teammate Helio Castroneves for third on the all-time list. The pair only trail legends Mario Andretti with 67 and A.J. Foyt with 53.

“The Verizon Chevy is very quick, obviously,” Power said after qualifying.

“Fantastic, 50 poles. Wow! I never would have dreamed of that when I started. I am very humbled to be up there with A.J. Foyt and Helio Castroneves.”

Will Power qualifying at Gateway Motorsports Park - Photo: LAT

Will Power qualifying at Gateway Motorsports Park – Photo: LAT

The race kicks off Sunday at 11:40am AEST.

IndyCar Qualifying – Gateway Motorsports Park

Pos Driver Engine Lap 1 Lap 2 Total time
1 Will Power Chevy 23.7206 23.7373 47.4579
2 Josef Newgarden Chevy 23.9311 23.8610 47.7921
3 Helio Castroneves Chevy 24.0149 23.9960 48.0109
4 Simon Pagenaud Chevy 24.1530 24.0406 48.1936
5 Ed Carpenter Chevy 24.3965 24.3766 48.7731
6 Takuma Sato Honda 24.4513 24.4124 48.8637
7 Scott Dixon Honda 24.4873 24.4663 48.9536
8 Carlos Munoz Chevy 24.5696 24.4448 49.0144
9 Alexander Rossi Honda 24.5769 24.4485 49.0254
10 James Hinchcliffe Honda 24.5588 24.4801 49.0389
11 Conor Daly Chevy 24.6002 24.5041 49.1043
12 Ed Jones (R) Honda 24.5747 24.6326 49.2073
13 Graham Rahal Honda 24.5780 24.6480 49.2260
14 Ryan Hunter-Reay Honda 24.7697 24.5376 49.3073
15 JR Hildebrand Chevy 24.7475 24.5679 49.3154
16 Max Chilton Honda 24.7441 24.6328 49.3769
17 Tony Kanaan Honda 24.7556 24.6420 49.3976
18 Charlie Kimball Honda 24.7400 24.6733 49.4133
19 Sebastien Bourdais Honda 24.8272 24.6652 49.4924
20 Marco Andretti Honda 24.8235 24.8478 49.6713
21 Sebastian Saavedra Honda 25.3628 25.2843 50.6471

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